PRIVACY POLICY – Starr Finley LLP

Last Updated:  November 1, 2017

Starr Finley LLP (“Starr Finley”, “we” or “us”, as appropriate), provides this Privacy Policy to inform users of our policies, practices and procedures regarding the collection, use and disclosure of information received from users of the website located at http://www.starrfinley.com (“Starr Finley Website”).  This Privacy Policy governs our collection and use of data from the Starr Finley Website.  This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time , and you are advised to consult this policy regularly, noting any changes since the last update, which is stated on this page.  If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy or our use of Personal Information, as herein defined, please contact us at info@starrfinley.com or by telephone at 415-658-0800.

The Starr Finley Website is a business and commercial site. Protecting your private information is our priority. This Privacy Policy explains how Starr Finley handles the Personal Information that you provide to us on the Starr Finley Website and links to this Privacy Policy, and other information collected through your use of the Starr Finley Website. By using the Starr Finley Website, you consent to the data practices described in this policy.

In limited circumstances, described in further detail below, we may also be required by law to collect and further process some of the data you provide or upload to the Starr Finley Website.

Third Party Links

The Starr Finley Website may contain links to third party websites, services or applications.  This is for your convenience.  We are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of any third party and any information you submit to a third party is subject to their privacy policy.  Once you leave our website or are redirected to a third-party website, application, or other online service, we encourage you to read the privacy policy applicable to that third party.

Information You Provide

“Personal Information” is information that identifies you as an individual. Personal Information may include, without limitation, your name, email address, postal address and telephone number.  Starr Finley may access or collect Personal Information, when you voluntarily provide us with such information, or through information you provide us via technology. For example, we may collect your email and name in the event that you ask us to contact you. In the process, we may ask you to provide us with contact information so we can respond to your question or concern.

We may collect and process your Personal Information to the extent necessary to allow us to monitor and respond to website messages. Our ability to collect and process your personal data may be limited by your browser privacy settings.

Information We Collect Automatically

We may also automatically collect information you provide through technology, such as through a “cookie” or tracking pixel placed on your computer when you visit the Starr Finley Website. This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used to help us operate and maintain the quality of our services to you, to improve the personalization of our service, to detect fraud and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Starr Finley Website.

We encourage you to review the privacy statements of websites and social media platforms you may choose to visit which may be linked to from the Starr Finley Website, so that you can understand how those websites and platforms collect, use and share your information. We are not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites or platforms outside of the Starr Finley Website.

How Starr Finley Uses the Information We Collect

Starr Finley collects and uses your Personal Information to

  • operate our website,
  • to communicate with you when you ask us to do so, and
  • deliver the services you have requested.

You may contact us at any time to opt-out or update your preferences on the information we collect. To do so, please see the “Contact Information” section below.

For your convenience, the Starr Finley Website includes a link to ProPay®, our payment vendor.  If you choose to use this payment feature, ProPay® will use the Personal Information you provide to process your payment.

The Starr Finley Website also includes a link to Dropbox™, our file hosting service.  If you choose to use this service, Dropbox™ may use your Personal Information to upload and host your files and documents.

How We Share the Information We Collect

You share information with Starr Finley when you:

  • Create or Login to a Client Account
  • Contact us or request customer service
  • Download content
  • Conduct a transaction
  • Make a payment

Third Party Providers

Starr Finley may share your Personal Information with third parties to perform services on our behalf and to provide client services via the Starr Finley Website such as processing payments, providing technical services, fulfilling a service you have requested, or facilitating marketing communications and activities.  These third parties may use the Personal Information that is necessary to perform the required function.  Starr Finley will not sell or rent your Personal Information to third parties for their own independent use. Starr Finley does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

Starr Finley will disclose your Personal Information, without notice, only if required to do so by U.S. law or a valid court order, or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Starr Finley or the Starr Finley Website; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Starr Finley; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Starr Finley, or the public.

You may request to remove your Personal Information from our current customer records or to amend your Personal Information. Please notify us of your wishes by contacting us in one of the ways specified below. For our record keeping purposes, we will retain certain Personal Information you submit in conjunction with commercial transactions.

Payment Processing

Payment information that you submit via the “make payment” link on our website is processed by ProPay® and is subject to ProPay® policies and terms.  We encourage you to review the ProPay® privacy policy located at: https://www.propay.com/en-US/Legal/ProPay-Privacy-Policy.

ProPay® provides Starr Finley with a receipt of your transaction so that we may confirm that your payment has been completed.  These receipts include certain invoice information such as your name, contact information, and method of payment.

Business Use

We may access, preserve, use, or disclose your Personal Information in order to protect the rights of our business, our property, our employees and others, or to enforce our billing or contracts.

Use of Cookies

Like many websites, the Starr Finley Website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Starr Finley pages, or register with the Starr Finley Website or services, a cookie helps Starr Finley to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your Personal Information, such as billing addresses. When you return to the same Starr Finley Website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Starr Finley features that you customized.

Although many internet browsers automatically accept cookies, you can set your browser options to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Starr Finley services or websites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Starr Finley takes the security of your Personal Information seriously and maintains certain physical, electronic, and managerial safeguards to protect the integrity and confidentiality of your Personal Information.  When Personal Information (such as an email address) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol. While no transmission over the Internet or method of data storage is 100% secure, we take reasonable precautions to prevent unauthorized access, use, or disclosure of your Personal Information.

Children Under Eighteen

Starr Finley does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of eighteen. The Starr Finley Website is not directed at or intended for use by children.  If we become aware that a child under the age of eighteen has provided personally identifiable information, we will take steps to immediately delete it. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that their child has provided us with Personal Information without their consent, they should contact us immediately at info@starrfinley.com.

Your California Rights and Do Not Track Disclosure

If you are a California resident, this Privacy Policy is governed by California law.  California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of your Personal Information for direct marketing purposes.  Starr Finley does not disclose Personal Information to any third party for direct marketing purposes.

Do Not Track is a privacy preference that can be set in a web browser.  At this time, we are unable to respond to Do Not Track browser settings or signals.  For more information about Do Not Track, please visit https://allaboutdnt.com.

Compliance with Law and Law Enforcement.

Starr Finley cooperates with government and law enforcement officials or private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose any information about you, including Personal Information, to government or law enforcement officials or private parties that we, in our sole discretion, believe to be necessary or appropriate to respond to claims, court orders or legal process (including subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of Starr Finley or a third party, to address issues of security or fraud, to protect the safety of the public or any person, to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity, or otherwise to comply with the law.

Control of Your Personal Information Including Opt-Out & Unsubscribe

We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to manage how we collect and use your information at any time. You also have the option to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information or email communications by following the unsubscribe instructions in email communications. Users may also opt-out of receiving any or all communications from Starr Finley by contacting us at info@starrfinley.com or contacting us by phone at 415.658.0800 or postal mail at the address in the Contact Information section below.

International Transfers

Your Personal Information may be transferred to and maintained on computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction.  If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide your Personal Information to us, we may transfer your Personal Information to the United States for processing.

Contact Information

For questions about this Privacy Policy, to make choices about receiving marketing communications, or if you have a request to access, correct or delete your Personal Information, please contact us at info@starrfinley.com or call us at 415.658.0800. You may also contact us via postal mail at the following address:

Starr Finley LLP
1 California Street
Suite 300
San Francisco, California 94111

In all communications to Starr Finley, please include your name and the email address you initially used to communicate with us (if applicable), and a detailed explanation of your request. If you would like to delete or amend your Personal Information and are contacting us by e-mail, please put “Deletion Request” or “Amendment Request”, as applicable, in the subject line of the e-mail. We will do our best to respond to all reasonable requests in a timely manner. Please be aware that we cannot delete information if we are required by law to preserve it.

Privacy Policy Changes and Effective Date

Starr Finley will occasionally update this Privacy Policy to reflect company and customer feedback. We encourage you to periodically review this policy to be informed of how Starr Finley is protecting your information.

Starr Finley reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy without notice to reflect technological advancements, legal and regulatory changes and good business practices. If Starr Finley changes its privacy practices, a new Privacy Policy will reflect those changes and the effective date of the revised Privacy Policy will be set forth in this paragraph.

This policy is effective as of November 1, 2017 and was last updated on November 1, 2017.